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					20th   Century Music
       Impressionism
         Aleatoric
         Minimalist
      20th Century Music
Music from 1900’s to present day
Composers include, Debussy, Webern and
Stockhausen.
This style is distinctive and unusual.
Often has no melody.
Different combinations of instruments at
extremes of ranges.
Unusual harmonies.
                  Impressionism
   Came from the style of Art
   It creates a story and builds images
   Music is very vague and hazy.
   Has a dreamy sound to it.
   Debussy is a famous composer of this style
   Created using the Whole tone scale
YouTube - Impressionist Art
YouTube - Debussy: Nocturne (1892)
               Aleatoric
A type of Chance Music. It sounds random.
Ways of creating are by rolling dice or using a
graphic score.
This music is Atonal. It has no key.
Another feature is Microtones (interval less
than a semitone)
YouTube - L. A. M. - 12x20
            Minimalism
 Music is based around repetition
 Ostinatos are built up in layers
 The music is usually tonal
YouTube - Minimalist music, abstract art.
            Other concepts
  Sprechgesang: The music is half-spoken, half-
  sung, Usually in German
YouTube - Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, w/ score
  - 3te Teil

  Note Clusters: A clashing group of notes
  played together

  Cross-rhythms: More than one rhythm played
  at the same time which clash in timing
    Concepts to remember
Impressionism
Aleatoric
Minimalism
Sprechgesang
Note Cluster
Cross rhythms
Atonal
Microtone
Whole-tone scale
Chromatic Scale

				
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